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Admission at OHA:  FAQs

We realize the process of choosing the right school for your son or daughter can be daunting.  We hope this page will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Admission at Oak Hill Academy.  Please feel free to call the Admission Department at any time at (276) 579-2619.  We would love the opportunity to speak with you and get to know you as well.


Q. How can I apply to Oak Hill Academy?

A. You can call the Admission Department at (276) 579-2619 to receive an application, or you can request that an application be mailed to you by using our online Information Request.

You can also download the application and related documents below:
Application for Admission
Principal/Teacher/Counselor Recommendation
Personal Recommendation
Transcript Release Form

Mail your completed application to the Admission Department with a check or money order for the application fee.  Recommendation forms should be sent directly from those persons making the recommendations; transcripts should be sent directly from the school.

Q.  Is there a deadline to apply to Oak Hill Academy?

A.  Oak Hill Academy operates under a “semi-rolling” admission policy.  Applications are accepted throughout the year–although the academic calendar necessarily indicates the most ideal times for enrollment, which are prior to the beginning of the academic year in August, during the Holiday Break between semesters, etc.

Q.  How do I schedule an on-campus interview/tour?

A.  Contact our Admission Department at (276) 579-2619 – we conduct interviews/tours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Q.  When will I be notified if my child is accepted?

A.  You will be notified once all admission paperwork is received and the applicant has participated in an interview.  Decisions are made within a few weeks of a completed application.  

Q.  Does Oak Hill Academy offer Financial Aid?

A.  Oak Hill Academy has a very limited amount of financial aid.  This does not affect our decision regarding admission.

Q.  How many students are enrolled at Oak Hill Academy?

A.  Oak Hill Academy enrolls approximately 155 students each year.  Our small enrollment is purposeful.  Students at Oak Hill Academy are afforded the opportunity of small class size and personalized attention.

Q.  Is Oak Hill Academy a diverse school?

A.  Our student population is very diverse.  Our current student body hails from 13 countries, 27 U.S. states, and Puerto Rico.  Students at Oak Hill Academy have the opportunity to meet and live among students from all over the world!

Q.  What do students do on the weekends?

A.  Students are involved in socials, off-campus trips, and various special activities scheduled throughout the year.

Q.  Are students required to wear school uniforms?

A. Yes, during the academic day students are required to wear “School Dress,” consisting of navy or khaki pants, shorts, or skorts, polo shirts, and pullovers.  Students purchase a uniform clothing package comprised of many items and wear the particular pieces of their choice each day.  Students wear their own “relaxed” clothing (e.g., jeans, sweats, and t-shirts) during non-academic hours. “Sunday Dress” (jackets and ties for boys, skorts and sweaters for girls) is required for worship attendance and special functions.  All school uniform items (including shoes and a winter coat) are purchased through the Academy’s admission process and are disbursed on campus during orientation.

Q.  Is there a mandatory study hall?

A.  All students are required to be in their rooms for “Quiet Time” from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

“My philosophy of the school is to set high standards, expect the students to reach these standards, and step in and provide additional help or discipline when they do not meet our standards. Student accountability is our key directive.”

Dr. Michael Groves, President